Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure for a kidney transplant. Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease. Kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor (formerly known as cadaveric) or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ. Living-donor renal transplants are further characterized as genetically related (living-related) or non-related (living-unrelated) transplants, depending on whether a biological relationship exists between the donor and recipient. A living donor may be a family member, a friend, a coworker, or any person who is willing to give a kidney to someone in need. Individuals require only one healthy kidney to live.
Kidney transplant treatment cost includes laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (minimally invasive surgery), kidney transplant, donor and recipient hospital care, medications, blood work, radiological studies, physicians fees, and hospital fees.